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Let's Dance Architecture: Improvisation, Technology and Form

Let's Dance Architecture: Improvisation, Technology and Form The author considers the technology-enabled improvisation of musical form—the projection of the dynamics of structure on the unfolding of improvised performance. Improvisation with technology has been largely concerned with its potential for more complex activity in the present. He proposes reclaiming the radical potential of technological improvisation by subverting the “permanent present.” Technology importantly affords a dynamical temporal prosthesis. Following a re-examination of times and forms in music and performance, the imagining and projection of future events is predicated on the same architecture as memory. Finally, brief consideration is given to the technological challenges of such an approach. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

Let's Dance Architecture: Improvisation, Technology and Form

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2010 (20) – Dec 1, 2010

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MIT Press
Copyright
© 2010 ISAST
Subject
Articles
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/LMJ_a_00017
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Abstract

The author considers the technology-enabled improvisation of musical form—the projection of the dynamics of structure on the unfolding of improvised performance. Improvisation with technology has been largely concerned with its potential for more complex activity in the present. He proposes reclaiming the radical potential of technological improvisation by subverting the “permanent present.” Technology importantly affords a dynamical temporal prosthesis. Following a re-examination of times and forms in music and performance, the imagining and projection of future events is predicated on the same architecture as memory. Finally, brief consideration is given to the technological challenges of such an approach.

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Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2010

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